Notes

01 March 1946
Comments Notes O N March ijth, 1945, I was in a convoy moving slowly south through the'Irish Sea. The day was brilliantly fine, the sea quite calm. In the morning the Welsh Hills were visible, but otherwise we saw neither coast. There was no fog, however. There was a v...
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Notes

01 March 1945
Comments Notes IN reference to Mr. David Lack's note on Blackbirds (Turdus m. merula) singing in London at the end of January (antea, Vol. xxxviii, p. 116), in some parts of London such as Kensington, where there are many houses with gardens, it is quite exceptional fo...
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Notes

01 December 1944
Comments Notes I HAVE previously (antea, Vol. xxxiii, p. 265) given examples from the Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and the Blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix) of a male attempting to disturb the coition of another pair. Similar behaviour is characteristic of geese and swans, as n...
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Notes

01 June 1944
Comments Notes APPROXIMATELY two weeks after the second brood of Black Redstarts (Pheenicurus ochrurus gibraltariensis), which bred at the Temple, had fledged, Mr. R. L. E. Ford, F.R.E.S. and myself obtained the nest for examination purposes. The following food remains...
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Notes

01 May 1941
Comments Notes WHEN reading Mr. D. Lack's article on the Chaffinch (antea, p. 216), I was particularly interested in the paragraph on " female song." Just over a year ago (early in March, 1940) I heard at Brent Park, Hendon, a bird singing, which I did not recognize at...
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Notes

01 September 1940
Comments Notes EARLY in May, 1940, a pair of Crossbills (Loxia c. curvirostra) were seen about a garden near Woking and on the n t h both male and female were watched feeding a recently fledged brood, which was later found to number five young. On the 13th the male bro...
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Letters

01 March 1939
Comments Letters SIRS,--In the Handbook of British Birds, Vol. I I . , p . 97, t h e colour of t h e legs of t h e Subalpine Warbler {Sylvia c. cantillans) is given as yellow-brown. As you have (antea, Vol. X X X . , p . 73) appealed for sight observations of the colour o...
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Letters

01 February 1938
Comments Letters SIRS,--In reply to Mr. Lockley's letter under this heading (antea, pp. 278-9), I had two main points t o make in m y report on Skokholm Island, namely :-- 1. That owing t o its depredations on Storm-Petrels, the Little Owl should, if possible, be prevente...
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